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probs about as much as the west hates women
It's an undeniable fact that many Middle Eastern countries are more institutionally misogynistic than most western countries, women are in much more danger of abuse and have far lesser rights.
That doesn't mean all Arab men hate women, or all Muslims hate women but you can't really claim sexism in the west is anywhere near equivalent either.
anyone asking questions in threads has to answer them in the OP or their face gets deleted
is that Arabs aren't a huge block with a shared body of opinion and that the dominant ideology in a country isn't necessarily the view of all, or even most, of the people who live in that country.
The power structures in many Arab counties are unquestionably misogynistic and should be challenged and criticised with absolutely no quarter given for claims of cultural relativity. But that doesn't necessarily mean that all Arab men or even most Arab men endorse their views.
I think it comes back to the usual point that even the terms 'cultural relativism' and 'cultural absolutism' are unhelpful, in the sense that one implies an apologist stance toward human rights abuses, and the other implies an ignorance of cultural differences.
In the relativist sense, reminds me of that cartoon where the Arab woman in full burqa and the Western woman in tiny hotpants, heels and bikini top walk past each other, and both express the same pitying thoughts about what it must be like to live in such a male-dominated society.
In the absolutist sense, a distinction eventually needs to be drawn between what represent cultural mores and what represent gross humanitarian violations.
I fucking hate religions. Stupid idiots. It's such fear-mongering, divisive crap.
That's my two cents. Bai.
I'd have thought he'd have found the fact that the Government is in Murdoch's pocket more hmmm interesting. Has Hunty resigned yet?